Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that can severely impact those afflicted. Those suffering from borderline personality disorder may have volatile intense relationships, struggle with unstable sense of self and go from extremes of loving and then to hating people. People with BPD may also have difficulty managing intense emotions, engage in cutting, burning, or other self injurious behaviors, have frequent suicidal ideation, and struggle with intense fear of abandonment.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (developed by Marsha Linehan) is the treatment of choice for Borderline Personality Disorder or any of the behaviors involving self mutilation, suicidal ideation, intense emotions, and volatile relationships.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy involves the following components to treatment:
- Learning Mindfulness techniques
- Interpersonal Effectiveness Strategies
- Learning Distress Tolerance Skills
- Affect Regulation Skills
Dr. Watson is passionate about helping individuals learn and utilize dialectical behavioral techniques to manage intense emotions, develop tolerance for distress, learn ways to manage crises and suicidal thoughts, and improve relationships. Feel free to Contact Dr. Watson to set up an initial consultation at 404-954-2713.